My Husband Next Door by Catherine Alliott

My Husband Next Door

by Catherine Alliott

Step into Alliott country with the fabulously funny and wonderfully heartwarming story from the bestselling author of A Cornish Summer and Behind Closed Doors

'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish'

'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' DAILY EXPRESS

A modern marriage, or a big mistake?

Ella was nineteen and madly in love when she married dashing young artist Sebastian Montclair. But that was a long time ago. Now Ella and the kids live in a ramshackle farmhouse while Sebastian and his paintings inhabit the outhouse next door - a family separated in every way but distance. Is it a marvellously modern relationship - or a disaster waiting to happen?

When charming gardener Ludo arrives on the scene and Sebastian makes a sudden and surprising decision, Ella sees a chance at a fresh start. Yet with two teenagers and her parents on the verge of their own late-life crisis, will Ella be allowed to choose her own path? And how long can she hide from the truth which haunts her broken marriage?


'A captivating and heartwarming tale'

Reviewed by SilverThistle on

I had such high hopes for this one but I struggled to get through it. I just couldn't relate to Ella at all. I felt sorry for her but she just struck me as a doormat all the time and I wanted to shake her and tell her to stop being so wet.

Her relationships with her sister, her parents, her children, her husband, her male just all began to annoy me. I get it, she was trying to make the best of a bad situation but I just could not commiserate with her at all. There were a couple of side stories that I really enjoyed but mostly I was lukewarm for Ella and her problems.

Note: I received a free copy of this title from the publisher.

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